Jonathan Patrick Foo (born 30 October 1982) is a Singaporean–English actor and martial artist.
Jonathan Patrick Foo
30 October 1982
|Occupation||Actor, martial artist|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
Foo was born in Athens to a Chinese Singaporean father and an Irish-English mother. He has a younger sister and two half-sisters on his father's side. His family constantly moved. Inspired by his father's interest in karate and mother's interest in judo, he began training in kung fu. Foo now trains in mixed styles. He went from performing at festivals with the London Chinese Acrobats (Gangs of New York) to signing with one of the biggest film companies in Asia.
Being a practitioner of wushu, he has starred in Tom-Yum-Goong (US title: The Protector), Batman Begins, House of Fury, Left for Dead, and Life (Shi cha qi xiao shi). He also performs stunts for other actors. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Jin Kazama in the 2009 live action film Tekken. He also played Ryu in the short film Street Fighter: Legacy.
He also starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2010) as one of the first generation soldiers. He is set to appear in a Thai martial arts-basketball film Fireball Begins, which is a prequel to the first film, Fireball. Foo's films were his second lead role in Bangkok Revenge, he appears with Dominic Purcell in Vikingdom and Danny Glover in Extraction and stars as Detective Lee in the television adaptation of Rush Hour (the role played by Jackie Chan in the film series).
|2005||Left for Dead||Street Fighter No.3|
|2005||Tom-Yum-Goong||Wushu Fighter (as Jonathan Patrick Foo) / stunt performer|
|2005||Batman Begins||League of Shadows member (uncredited) / stunt performer|
|2005||House of Fury||John (as Jonathan Foo) / stunt performer (uncredited)|
|2005||The Myth||Extra (uncredited) / stunt performer (uncredited)|
|2009||Jagoan Bouginville||Yosia Si Reman Marsud|
|2009||Tekken||Jin Kazama / stunt performer|
|2010||Universal Soldier: Regeneration||Vladimir|
|2010||Street Fighter: Legacy||Ryu|
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen||Stunt performer|
|2013||The Chrysanthemum Throne||Taki|
|2016||Rush Hour||Detective Jonathan Lee||TV series – main cast|
|2019||The Outsider||Jing Phang|
- "Jon Foo: The Tekken star is a funny guy". Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
- "Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In 'Rush Hour' CBS Pilot". Deadline. 3 March 2015.
- "Rush Hour's Jon Foo Gets 'As Close to the Danger as Possible' as He Follows in Jackie Chan's Footsteps". People Magazine. 31 March 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (3 March 2015). "Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In 'Rush Hour' CBS Pilot". Deadline.
- Mike Fahey (4 May 2010). "This Could Be The Best Street Fighter Film Ever Created".